VIDEO: Footage shows raid on Syria-bound MİT trucks
ISTANBULNew footage has emerged showing a raid, which took place last January in the southern province of Adana, on trucks belonging to the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) bound for Syria.
Since the raid, a court has accepted an indictment on spying charges against the 13 soldiers who stopped and searched the trucks.
Prosecutors have accused the soldiers of conducting spying activities against Turkey and the soldiers were also accused of wiretapping seven MİT members, as well as the family members of an eighth MİT officer.
The trucks were stopped on Jan. 19, causing an uproar with claims that the trucks were secretly carrying weapons to Syria. The government slammed the prosecutors and soldiers involved in the operation, arguing that both the truck and the personnel were protected by MİT’s legal immunity.
Interior Minister Efkan Ala said the trucks were carrying aid to Turkmens in Syria, but did not provide any further details about its cargo.
CHP leader vows to reveal arms sent to Syria via Turkey
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to share information regarding the Syria bound trucks, which were allegedly carrying arms to the country.
“We have always said: ‘Do not send arms.’ Hundreds of trucks are sent to the region. We will share all the details of how they are sending arms to the region in the coming days,” said Kılıçdaroğlu yesterday, accusing the Turkish government of ignoring the CHP’s stance on this issue.